Latma, The Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Latin American and the Caribbean
15 July 2021
Structure and Content
The study program consists of a number of taught core subjects and seminars as well as workshops and professional oriented activities conducted at the University of San Martin, in Argentina. It includes a theoretical and practical approach to the study of international and regional protection of human rights, democratic processes, transitional justice, human mobility, indigenous peoples, gender equality, disability, among others, with an emphasis in public policies and international standards.
LATMA offers seminars, master classes, workshops and integration activities with the participation of visiting lecturers from the regional programmes of the Global Campus of Human Rights, as well as international experts.
LATMA involves 760 hours of academic work, with an operational duration of ten months, including the preparation, submission and defence of a Master’s thesis as a requirement for graduation.
Core subjects (300 hours) address fundamental thematic axes to the study of human rights and their relationship with democracy.
Concept and Evolution of Human Rights
Human Rights and Democracy
International Protection of Human Rights
Gender and Diversity
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Memory, Truth and Justice (Transitional Justice)
Human Rights in the Constitutions of Latin America
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
Public Policies and Human Rights
Seminars (162 hours) address topics of specific interest to academic and professional training.
Human Mobility (migration, asylum, internal displacement)
Economic Perspectives of Human Rights
Social Economy and Human Rights
Legal Pluralism and Democracy
Rights of the Child
Disability and Human Rights
Workshops (138 hours) are spaces for building of theoretical-practical tools.
Professional Training I
Professional Training II
The thesis (160 hours) is required for the completion of the Master’s degree and require candidates create their own research.